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In Appreciation of Kim Poor

Donna Stevens • September 20, 2017

We at The Planetary Society are saddened to hear about the recent passing of veteran space artist Kim Poor.

Back to Mercury! Europe and Japan's BepiColombo mission moves closer to launch

Jason Davis • July 14, 2017 • 2

Next year, a pair of probes head to Mercury to answer outstanding questions about our innermost planet, as well as the formation of the solar system.

Remembering planetary scientist Michael A’Hearn

William Blume • June 07, 2017 • 1

Planetary scientist Michael A’Hearn passed away on Monday, May 29, leaving a remarkable legacy in cometary science—but even more importantly in the careers of many younger scientists who flourished with his encouragement and mentorship.

A Tribute to Nathan Bridges

Casey Dreier and Mark Hilverda • May 03, 2017 • 1

Last week, the planetary science community lost Nathan Bridges, a leading scientist whose work studied how wind sculpts the surface of Mars. Nathan was a prolific scientist involved in many Mars exploration missions, a charter member of The Planetary Society, a friend, husband, and father.

Remembering Ewen Whitaker, the "careful and caring" scientist who found Surveyors 1 and 3

Jason Davis • October 21, 2016 • 2

Ewen Whitaker was one of the founding members of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, one of the world's first research institutions dedicated to studying the moon and planets.

Lonny Baker: An Appreciation

Tom Kemp • June 01, 2015

Global Volunteer Coordinator Tom Kemp pays a heartfelt tribute to The Planetary Society's first Global Volunteer Leader, Lonny Baker.

Leonard Nimoy: A Science Fan’s Appreciation

Mat Kaplan • February 28, 2015 • 2

Mat Kaplan pays a heartfelt tribute to a science fiction icon.

Remembering Charles Townes

Mat Kaplan • January 31, 2015 • 2

Mat Kaplan honors the memory of a scientific pioneer.

The Passing of Warren Ashley

Bruce Betts • March 27, 2014

Warren Ashley, pioneer of distance learning at CSUDH, passed away March 21, 2014. His idea led to the partnership between CSUDH and The Planetary Society to produce an online Introductory Astronomy course.

Planetary Radio: Comet ISON, Rest in Pieces

Mat Kaplan • December 10, 2013 • 1

Karl Battams of NASA's Comet ISON Observing Campaign is our guest on this week's show. He explains how ISON really did become the comet of the century for scientists.

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